Water, sewer upgrades set to start in Norway

March 7, 2017

Work on Norway, Michigan, water and sewer improvement project could start as soon as April.

Bruce Hawkinson of Mead & Hunt told the Norway City Council on Monday that Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain hopes to start the water and sewer main replacement sometime in April, while Gundlach Champion of Iron Mountain plans to begin the wastewater treatment plant upgrades in May.

Hawkinson added he and City Manager Ray Anderson will organize a public information meeting on the project in the near future.

Workers will replace sand cast or clay water and sewer mains that date back to the 1930s and reconstruct the streets and curbs.

The project area includes Second and Third avenues from Brown Street to Section Street, Norway and Main streets from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue, Iron and Mine streets from the south dead end to U.S. 2, Fifth and Sixth avenues from Main Street to the alley between Mine and Section streets, Section and Maple streets from U.S. 2 to Railroad Avenue, Eighth Avenue from Section Street to Maple Street, Fifth Avenue from Chestnut Street to Walnut Street, Walnut Street from Fourth Avenue to U.S. 2, Railroad Avenue from Walnut Street to Hacey Street, all of Elm Street, Seventh Avenue in the Third Ward from U.S. 2 to the city limits and Eighth Avenue in the Third Ward from Seventh Avenue to Lake Road.

The wastewater treatment plant on U.S. 8 on the south side of the city hasn’t had a major upgrade since it was built in 1967.

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